Don't get me wrong - I'm actually not anti-Charter schools. But taking away from public schools to fund Private I believe is wrong.
OH - and a study came out looking at the Walker budget. There was a choice, lay off 1,500 government employees OR a 7.7% pay cut. Here are some numbers.
For a public sector worker making average wage/salary the loss of take-home pay is $3,949 or about 7.7%. This is what Walker did. Well, that 7.7% equals $1.42 billion of take-home pay that was removed from the Wisconsin economy. Of course laying off 1,500 employees, if each made $946,000 a year, then it would have been equal. Perhaps there are a number of public servants that make that much.
And according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics- "Wisconsin was the only state with a statistically significant decline in employment".
BUT - Walker says Wisconsin is finally back on track because of his leadership!
Well - he is getting help from Obama as the health care industry in Wisconsin has been one of the only leading sectors in jobs creation.
One of the big big problems with the economy as a whole is that people with college degrees have a typical 4.3% unemployment. The problem is non-college degree people who are11.5% unemployed.
Where are these jobs?? Overseas. Trek in Waterloo manufacture most of their bikes in Taiwan and China. Why not the U.S.??? People keep wanting jobs and then companies go overseas and call themselves American companies?
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sigh. So really, when you "buy American" you really have to wonder WHAT is American. I certainly thought Trek was an American company. They sort of are I suppose. They just make most of their bikes NOT in America.
truth be told I have a Giant road bike which is made in Taiwan, Netherlands, and Mainland China.